Madison Park Residence - Kitchen

Family dining room
View of the expanded kitchen from the new
breakfast nook.

What the client asked for


Transform a small, inefficient galley kitchen into a more spacious kitchen with an island and up-to-date appliances.while respecting the home’s Tudor architecture.


Create additional kitchen space without expanding the home’s existing footprint or changing the exterior.


Add storage and create a small home office outside of the main kitchen area.

Family dining room
The kitchen before the remodel: a typical 1920s galley
kitchen with an inefficient layout.



Careful analysis of the home’s existing structure and utilities showed how the original kitchen layout had been driven by poor placement of walls and plumbing lines and a basement stairway opening that took up more space than necessary.


Accordingly, we reconfigured the space taken up by the kitchen and breakfast nook, a mudroom, and a small bedroom by:


Adding a steel beam to remove a section of wall near the back door to open up enough space for an island.


Reworking an existing plumbing chase and basement stairway framing to create new space for the refrigerator.


Gutting the existing kitchen and redirecting all wiring and plumbing to support an efficient layout.


Turning an adjoining mudroom into additional storage.


Changing a small adjacent bedroom into a home office.


Finishes and fixtures all harmonize with the home’s 1920s stucco Tudor architecture. All appliances are state of the art: Wolfe gas range, Sub Zero refrigerator, etc.

Country kitchen
A close up of the new island (left) and custom cabinetry and granite counters
with built -in sink.

Family room
A view from the opposite side of the kitchen.

Family room
Detail of custom cabinetry in the breakfast nook.